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Erketu ellisoni II by EmperorDinobot Erketu ellisoni II by EmperorDinobot
Erketu's cervicals were extremely elongated. 15 or so of those verticals would have made this animal's neck about half the length of the body, or more. This is an update from my old erketu (seen on main page), but with a vertical neck. Maybe it looks better this way? MAybe it's supposed to be this way? It's too fragmentary to tell.

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Also, I forgot to pass this through photoshop and I'm too drunk and tired to do it so this is a wip. He's rough around the edges.
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DiloTheSeaDragon120 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
how can you draw so good (with pencil)??????
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Paleo-King Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice! Really like the posture of the neck.
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
I always pictured the animal in a sort of horizontal mode, but then realized this was ridiculous since this animal's neck was so...long! Maybe it had a long body, and a long tail, too. But since none of that is dug up, upwards is the way to go.
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Paleo-King Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
As it was a macronarian and pretty close still to brachiosaurs, I'd say just based on its anatomy and that of related animals, it had a vertical neck. These guys don't have ANY of the extreme specializations for horizontal neck posture that you see in diplodocids.
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
That too.
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ArmyWife2009 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009
WOW!!! i so envy those who can draw. I so suck at drawing. these dinosaurs absolutely rock!
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Kairu-Hakubi Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the little tail curl ^_^
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Dilong-paradoxus Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I din't even notice the little scribblies around the edges until you pointed them out...and they don't detract from it at all. The anatomy looks good for the most part...
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
Looks like it was adapted to feed high up, great restoration :D
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HellraptorStudios Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
never heard of this one, is it a newly discoverd
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
it's been there since 07
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HellraptorStudios Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
did ya know, well you learn something new everdy day.
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Spinosaurontop Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
sweet. like the anatomy, very clean
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